Institute of Nano Science, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Dr. Wanlin GUO, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chair Professor in mechanics and nanoscience, founder and director of the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education and the Institute of Nanoscience of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His current research focuses on intelligent nano materials and devices, novel conception and technology for efficient energy conversion, molecular physical mechanics for neuronal signaling and molecular biomimics, as well as strength and safety of aircraft and engine. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed journal papers on Nature series, Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., J. Mech. Phys. Solids, Nano Lett., etc. He received the National Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholars in 1996 and the honor of Cheung Kong Scholars in 1999. In 2012, he obtained the National Nature Science Prize of China.
Lecture Title: Beam elements and their applications in various fields of structural dynamics
Prof. Daigoro Isobe
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Professor Daigoro Isobe received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1994, and is currently a professor of University of Tsukuba, Japan. He has conducted various researches on collapse behaviors of structures using his original finite element code based upon the ASI-Gauss technique. He is also interested in the field of robotics, and has applied unique approaches to robot control using the essence of computational mechanics. He also works as a Chief investigator of the Facility Simulation Working Group, E-Simulator Development Committee, E-Defense, NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), and has succeeded to improve a simulation system using the ASI-Gauss code to analyze motion behaviors of various non-structural components. He has published over 400 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and books. One of his recent books is "Progressive Collapse Analysis of Structures: Numerical Codes and Applications" which was published from Elsevier in 2017. He also served as a chairman of several international conferences and workshops such as COMPSAFE 2020 (The 3rd International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science for Safety and Environmental Problems). He received the Ichimura Award upon those achievements in structural collapse analysis field, in 2014, in presence of Princess Akiko of Japan. He also received the Kawai Medal from JSCES (The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science) in 2015, and Computational Mechanics Achievements Award from JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 2019. He is now a fellow of JSME and the vice-president of JSCES.
Lecture Title: Sequential and Concurrent Multiscale Modeling of 2D Materials from Molecular Dynamics to Continuum Mechanics
Prof.James D. Lee
The George Washington University Washington, DC, USA
Professor James D. Lee received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from National Taiwan University, Rice University, and Princeton Universities in 1964, 1967, and 1971, respectively.
He has been in faculty positions at The George Washington University (1972-1981, 1990-present), West Virginia University (1982), University of Minnesota (1983-1985) in addition to government positions at NIST (1985-1989) and NASA (1989-1990). At GWU, he has been teaching more than 15 different courses, including Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, Nanomechanics, Mechanical Vibration, Optimal Control Theory, Robotics, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.
He has performed research in diversified research fields including (1) Classical continuum mechanics, (2) Nonlocal theory, (3) Biomechanics, (4) Poroelasticity (tumor growth), (5) 3D/4D printing, (6) Microcontinuum physics (thermomechanical-electromagnetic coupling), (7) Finite element and meshless analyses, (8) Nanomechanics (multiple length-time scale modeling), (9) Fracture mechanics and Fatigue, (10) Optimal control theory (parallel link robotics, structural control for earthquake resistance).
He has received research grants from NSF and Department of Transportation. He is a Fellow of ASME and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials.
He has published about two hundred journal papers, book chapters, and books. The most recently published book, entitled “Advanced Continuum Theories and Finite Element Analyses”, consists of four parts: (I) Classical Continuum Mechanics, (II) Microcontinuum Field Theories, (III) Finite Element Analyses, (IV) Special Topics (Nonlocal Theory, Mechanobiology, 4D Printing, Poroelasticity, and Nematic Liquid Crystal).
Lecture Title:Untwisting Twisted Matter
Prof. Vijay B. Shenoy
Centre for Condensed Matter Theory Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, INDIA
Vijay Shenoy works on problems in theoretical condensed matter physics exploring notions of topology and entanglement. His contributions include the prediction of the rashbon condensate and topological insulators in amorphous systems.
Lecture Title: Analytical Dynamics and the Control of Nonlinear Systems: New Connections That Provide Explicit Control
Prof. Firdaus E. Udwadia
University of Southern California
Firdaus E. Udwadia received his B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He is Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Systems Architecture Engineering, Mathematics, and Information and Operations Management at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His main areas of research are Structural and Analytical Dynamics, Applied Mathematics, Structural Control, Computational Methods, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Systems Engineering, and Collaborative Design.
He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (1982), the Outstanding Technological Innovations Award from NASA (1983), Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2000), Outstanding Technical Contributions Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (2006), Richard Torrens Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (2008), and the Thomas Caughey Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2018). He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Lecture Title:Failure and fracture in soft materials and biological tissues
Prof. Konstantin Volokh
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Dr. Volokh’s expertise lies in mechanics of soft materials and biological tissues with emphasis on modeling failure and fracture. He is author of 100+ journal papers and the Springer monograph, “Mechanics of Soft Materials”, now in its second edition. Dr. Volokh is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics,” and is founding Editor-in-Chief of the new Springer journal “Mechanics of Soft Materials”.
Lecture Title:Modelling and simulation of acoustic and elastic metamaterials
Prof. Chuanzeng Zhang
University of Siegen, Germany
Chuanzeng Zhang is Professor and Chair of Structural Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Science and Technology, University of Siegen, Germany. He received his Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1983 and his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 1986 at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. From 1986 to 1988, he was postdoctoral fellow with Professor Jan Achenbach at Northwestern University, USA. Before his appointment at the University of Siegen in 2004, he was Associate Professor and Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and Professor at University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Germany. His research interests include computational mechanics, structural mechanics, fracture and damage mechanics, mechanics of multifunctional materials and structures, acoustic and elastic metamaterials, wave propagation and elastodynamics. He has over 850 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is Co-Chief Editor of a book series, Associate Editor of three international journals, editorial member of a book series and over 10 scientific journals. He is Adjunct/Guest/Consulting Professor of 5 universities and China Building Materials Academy, and Honorary Professor of 4 universities. He is honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, honorary doctorate (Dr.c.) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, member of the European Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and member of the Academia Europaea.
Lecture Title:The strange ways of surface tension in turbulence
Prof. Rama Govindarajan
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, TIFR
Research interest: Fluid dynamics
B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi.
Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering, IISc Bangalore.
Postdoc, California Institute of Technology.
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 2012- present.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore 1998-2012.
National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore 1988-1998
Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy and the American Physical Society. Won the Shanti-Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2007.
Lecture Title: Modelling Damage and Crack growth in Engineered Grain Containing Voids, Precipitates and Microstructural Distortions
Professor in ‘Structural Integrity’-Royal Academy of Engineering Chair, Head of Structural Integrity
Since 1979 Professor Nikbin has worked at Imperial College, London and since 2006 holds a Structural Integrity’ Chair. He has over 380 published papers and acts as consultant for various projects winning several best paper prizes. His Research Interests and academic responsibilities have ranged from scientific research to teaching and tutoring. His aim has been to direct the high temperature Structural Integrity group’s research activities to achieve an overall goal of developing predictive techniques of failure using metallurgical as well as fracture mechanics, continuum damage mechanics, micro to meso-scale modelling techniques and validating the results with appropriate experiments. He has been involved with industry and research establishments on numerous multi-disciplinary projects dealing with different aspects of fracture ranging from cryogenic to very high temperatures. His main impetus has been in the field of high temperature creep/fatigue crack growth, by considering the experimental, metallurgical, micro-modelling and numerical predictions associated with it.
Lecture Title:Notes on Chemomechanics
Prof. Shengping SHEN
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Shengping SHEN, is a professor at School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. His research interests focus on flexoelectric materials & devices, Chemomechanics, Fatigue & Fracture.
Lecture Title: Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials
Prof. Guannan Wang
Guannan Wang is currently the professor of Civil Engineering at Zhejiang University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University and University of Virginia, respectively. After two-year postdoc research experience with Prof. Satya N. Atluri at Texas Tech University, he started his faculty career at the School of Engineering of Zhejiang University. His research interests are mainly focused on the multiphysics modeling of smart materials and structures; surface effects of micro/nano-composites, as well as mechanics of multiphase media under extreme supergravity condition. He research is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Research and Development Program of China, etc. He has published almost 50 peer-reviewed publications. Some of his models and programs has already been open-sourced.
Lecture Title: Microwave imaging for breast cancer detection
Prof. Lulu Wang
Lulu Wang is currently a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Biomedical Device Innovation Center at Shenzhen Technology University in China. She received the M.E. (First class Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees from the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. In June 2015, Dr. Wang became an Associate Professor of biomedical engineering with the Hefei University of Technology. In June 2019, she became a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Shenzhen Technology University. Her research interests include medical devices, electromagnetic sensing and imaging, and computational mechanics. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Wang has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, 2 ASME books, 7 book chapters, and 12 issued patents. Dr. Wang is a member of ASME, IEEE, MRSNZ, AAAS, PSNZ, and IPENZ. She is an active reviewer of numerous journals, books and conferences. Dr. Wang has edited four books and two special issues of international journals. She has received multiple National and International Awards from various professional societies and organizations.
Lecture Title:Data-driven based modulus prediction of cancellous bone for defect repair in clinic treatment
Prof. Zhuo Zhuang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Professor and former Dean, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Chief scientist of national fundamental scientific research of China. Ph.D, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1995; Honorary Doctorate Degree (EngD) of Swansea University, UK, 2017. EC member of IACM, EC member of APACM; President of Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics (CACM); President of Beijing Society of Mechanics; Committee Member of Beijing Association for Science and Technology, China. Published more than 300 papers, 10 books in Chinese and 2 books in English by Elsevier, named: (1) Extended Finite Element Method; (2) Dislocation Mechanism-Based Crystal Plasticity, Theory and Computation at the Micron and Submicron Scale. Given Plenary Lecture at Complas2015 and Complas2019 in Barcelona, Spain; Semi-Plenary Lecture at WCCM2016 in Seoul, Korea and WCCM2020 in Paris, France; Plenary Lecture at CM4P in Porto, Portugal, 2019; Semi-Plenary Lecture at Compsafe2020 in Kobe, Japan.
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